(Deming) – Voting for the February 5th school election begins this Friday with paper ballot, and next Wednesday with electronic voting.
County Clerk Andrea Rodriguez said it is a county-wide election with a question before all Luna County voters on the
continuation of a two-mill levy for capital improvements in the
Also, five people are vying for an open seat on the Deming Public School Board, while an incumbent is facing an opponent in the other seat up for election.
In District One, incumbent David McSherry, who is running for a third term on the board, is being
challenged by Ronald Wolfe.
And five candidates have thrown their hats in the ring for the District Two seat currently held by Anne Keeler, who is not seeking reelection.
Those five are, alphabetically, Mickey Hamilton, Jr., Frederick Metcalf, Kenneth Perea, Phillip Skinner and John Sweetser.
The election will be held Tuesday, February 5th.
County Clerk Karen Smyer
(Deming) – Voters who would like to vote in the November 6th general election but who are not currently
registered to vote have less than three weeks to register.
County Clerk Karen Smyer said voter registration for the November 6th general election will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 9th.
And Smyer said that same day – Tuesday, October 9th – is the first day a voter may cast a paper absentee ballot or vote in person on an electronic voting system in the clerk’s office.
Early voting continues through Saturday, November 3rd.
Voters also may request an application and absentee ballot to be mailed to them. The last day the clerk may mail an absentee ballot to an applicant is Friday, November 2nd.
Contact the county clerk’s office at 546-0491 for more information. There are a number of races of local interest.
Incumbent District 35 State Senator Democrat John Arthur Smith of Deming is facing Republican Russell Allen of Las Cruces.
Incumbent District 32 State Representative Democrat Dona Irwin is challenged by Republican Thomas Guerra.
Democrat Francesca Estevez is facing Republican George Zsoka for the position of Sixth Judicial District Attorney.
Democrat Jennifer DeLaney is facing Republican Jarod Hofacket for the opportunity to fill the Sixth Judicial
District Court judgeship vacated with the retirement of Gary Jeffreys.
Incumbent Luna County District Three Commissioner Javier Diaz, a Democrat, has two opponents: Republican Philip Skinner and Independent Martha Long.
And on the ballot unopposed is Democrat Andrea Rodriguez for Luna County Clerk.
Voter Registration for the upcoming municipal election will be closing Tuesday.
Luna County Clerk Karen Smyer said the voter registration window for the March 6th election will close at 5 p-m on Tuesday, February 7th.
Anyone wishing to participate in the municipal elections must be a registered voter on or before Tuesday. In addition, voters who have recently moved should update their voter registration on file in the clerk's office prior to Tuesday's deadline.
Also, absentee ballots are being issued through Friday, March 2nd. Any qualified voter residing in the city limits may obtain an application for an absentee ballot from officials in the John Strand Municipal Building.
In this election Municipal Judge Frank Van Gundy is facing four challengers: Tim Flynn, Edward Khanbabian, Ernest Lively, and Harold May. District 2 Councilwoman Linda Enis is being challenged by Larry Caldwell. And District 3 Councilman Joe "Butter" Milo is running unopposed to remain on the city council.
Again, the council seats open this cycle are District 2 (who votes at Torres Elementary) and District 3 (who votes at Memorial Elementary)
Voters in districts 1 and 4 (who vote at Bell and Chaparral elementary schools) will not have a council position on the March 6th ballot but they will vote for municipal judge.